Mac Pro :: BootCamp Dual Monitor And Playing Games

Dec 8, 2008

I have a dual monitor setup and just wondering how to get my secondary monitor to play gta iv and games in general from the get-go.

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Mac Pro :: Dual Graphics Card - Better Performance When Playing Games?

Feb 27, 2009

I have a 2 x 2GHz Dual Core Intel Mac Pro, with 9GB of DDR2 RAM and 2 Nvidia GeForce 7300 GT graphic cards each running a Samsung 24 inch screen. I recently bought Call of Duty 4 and found that the game runs terribly on anything higher then around medium sort of settings. I know the 7300 Graphic cards aren't the best for gaming, but they have done the job for me perfectly until now. I'm a photographer so I calibrate my screens with a Spyder and run a separate colour profile through each video card per screen, and its always calibrated perfectly.

I'm just curious if there is any actual performance advantage of having 2 video cards other then running a separate colour profile through each card? So for example, If I'm playing call of duty and only 1 screen is displaying information, does the other card just sit there, or does it jump on board and process information for the game being played? Because I would have thought having 2 7300's would somewhat give better performance during gaming then just the one?

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OS X :: Playing Games On Bootcamp?

Oct 10, 2009

Bassicly all is well with bootcamp, i downloaded it a few days back and its running good. The only problem is it is hopeless with windows games. I done research before i installed it that all these games would run fine on my specs and as soon as i play them its just very laggy. all settings are down completely low. The games i have problems with are COD 4, CSS, And Aion. My specs should be able to run them. Is it possible the ram is split or something between the 2 systems maybe?

On the windows side i have 80gb hard drive with 45gb free space remaining.

I have Windows XP Home edition, and the latest nvidia drivers installed.

Intel core 2 duo 2.00ghz. 1.99ghz *thats just what is ses* and 2.72gb of ram.

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Windows On Mac :: Using Bootcamp - Playing Games On Macbook

Jan 31, 2009

Say you use Bootcamp...can you play Games for Windows and PC games on your mac?

For Games for Windows, will you be able to get achievements on them?

Such as Fallout 3.

Can I run that on my macbook Black, the old one, bought just before aluminium macbook was released.

2.4 Ghz Intel Core Duo
Intel GMA X3100 (Video card)

I dont think you can upgrade video card on Mac, so would I need to get a new Mac with the Nvidia cards to play Fallout 3, or will my mac suffice?

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Windows On Mac :: Playing Total War On Bootcamp / Handle Total War Series Of Games Right

Sep 6, 2009

A Mac running windows would be able handle the Total War series of games right? They take a lot of graphics and memory so I just wanted to make sure and see if it would play perfectly just as on a gaming PC.

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OS X :: Playing PC Games On Mac?

Mar 16, 2010

i cant play pc games on it? is there a way to achieve this?

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OS X :: Playing Games Without Disc?

Dec 1, 2008

I have lost my disc to my favorite game diablo 2 and I am wondering if there is still a way that I can play the game without the disc? I heard that u can use disc utilities to make an image but can I do it without the disc first?

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OS X :: Connecting Mbp To Tv When Playing Games

Nov 26, 2009

is it possible to connect a macbook pro to a tv when playing pc games via bootcamp so that the gameplay will show on the tv instead of the macbook pro screen (or on both). My mbp's screen feels small when i play games and makes it harder to see so I was wondering if it was possible to output the gameplay to a tv screen. EDIT: i have this tv here, what cables/adapters would i need to connect my macbook pro(june 2009 model) to it. [URL]

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Windows On Mac :: Playing Old Games (OS - WindowsXP)

Jan 7, 2011

I was trying for a long time now to play old games like: Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and even newer ones like POP:Sands of Time, Hitman: Codename 47 and so on, on my iMac using Radeon HD 2600 Pro video card. All of these games aren't working well, I've tried everything, spent a lot of time trying to get appropriate drivers and make it work. I'm sure there are some of you that have/had the same issues like me, ofcourse using the same video card.

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MacBook Pro :: Goes To Sleep While Playing Games

Jan 12, 2011

I'm not a big gamer, just a couple hours a week, perhaps. This particular problem occurs while playing Left 4 Dead 2 and Half Life 2. Basically, the computer just goes to sleep while playing the game. It doesn't seem to hurt anything. Hitting they keys a few times brings the computer back and the game back into play without a hitch. Except the audio sometimes needs to catch up. But it sure is annoying. I haven't actually timed it. But it doesn't seem entirely random. It seems to be at somewhat predictable intervals. Maybe 15-25 minutes. I looked all through my settings (especially Energy Saver), and keyboard shortcuts and it doesn't seem that any of them would cause the computer to sleep. The computer is plugged into the wall.

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MacBook Air :: Stuck On Playing Games

Sep 16, 2008

Runs well under bootcamp in my 1.8/SSD. I would even say it runs at 60fps But you need to download the beta X3100 drivers from intel that solve the crashing problem when you play the game with the normal drivers. And download the game from direct2drive or EA so you wont need the DVD Why does Mac OS suck so much ass when you play games? Under bootcamp I can run anything and the games wont run slow.

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MacBook Air :: Rev B Overheating When Playing Games

Dec 22, 2008

this rev B i got is much better than the rev A i used to owned. the youtube and movie lagging is gone. but it's still not powerful enough for a game. i played eschalon book:1 which is not quite heavy and demanding like the new games out there. let alone playing half life 2. it's overheating and locking down the cpu to 800mhz just like my old air. see the screenshot. after playing for 20 minutes, it's becoming very laggy and unplayable. i guess this thin mba is not ok unless playing simple games like gamehouse's card and board games.

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Hardware :: Best Mouse For Playing Games?

Mar 29, 2009

I have a MacBook and want to find a good mouse for playing games.

1. What do you use?
- Pros?
- Cons?

2. Does anyone know if the Logitech mice will work on a mac, even if they say they are only for windows?

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MacBook Pro :: Overheats When Playing Games?

Jan 5, 2010

My top-of-the-line Macbook Pro 15" locks up after about an hour (or less) of use when playing what is usually a Source Engine based game running in Windows on Bootcamp (booting into Windows). The screen goes black and the audio gets stuck in a loop and the game crashes. My only option is to hold down the power button.It seems of course to be caused by the GPU overheating.I can play a little longer when I have the laptop sitting on a packet of frozen spinach, sometimes peas or even chicken fillets.. but I don't need to say that this is unacceptable, especially when you're 3/4 a way through a L4D2 campaign.

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MacBook Pro :: Heating When Playing Games

Jun 8, 2010

As I play some games, the CPU's temperature gets around 70 Celsius (160 or 170 in Fahrenheit). Fans are around 6k RPM (playing The Sims 3 on Windows 7 Professional, using Everest Ultimate Edition for monitoring). I just wonder if it's ok or not to be like that. BTW, should I put on the hard case while playing? And can someone give some advice for playing games on the MBP?

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MacBook Pro :: Heats Up While Playing Games?

Mar 31, 2012

I know the heating up issue has been raised several times all over the internet. But none of the discussions  has satisfied my the concerns I have with my system. So I am going to put my case a new, although I believe the answers are going to be the same as on other similar discussions. 

I recently bought MacBook Pro (15 inch, 2.2 GHz, late 2011, OS X Lion). The system usually runs perfectly. I just have two issues: 

i. Occassionally it freezes up when more then one apps are running. I have noticed this is usually when Firefox is running in the background. Also happened with Safari a couple of times.  

But my main concern and query is the point no. ii (below)  

ii. During the normal usuage the fans don't make a noise (even with multiple apps that are not burden on the RAM). The systems heat up is as normal as that of a PC while running on its normal situation. However, when I play games (like BioShock, Sims etc) Mac just heats up immensly and fans kick in. I have never seen/felt a computer get this hot before.   

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MacBook Pro :: Playing Games And View Contents In 3D

Oct 18, 2010

My idea is this; buy the nvidia 3D vision, install windows 7 (since the nvidia 3D vision is windows only) and buy a 3D capable monitor, and I should be able to play games, view content in 3D. After doing research, I found that the nvidia Geforce 9600 GT is supported, however I found no indication that the nvidia Geforce 9600M GT is supported. My question is this, technically speaking should my plan work, or is the difference between the Geforce 9600 GT and 9600M GT significant enough to alter my idea.

My macbook pro is running the following:
Snow leopard
2.66GHz Intel core 2 duo processor
4gb memory
nvidia Geforce 9600M GT

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OS X :: Frequent Kernel Panics When Playing Games

Nov 21, 2010

As the topic suggests I keep getting kernel panics when playing games on the 9600 m GT (it never happens on the 9400 m). I never have kernel panics when playing left 4 dead 2, but I get them playing left 4 dead 1 and games like WoW and Age of Empires 3. Here is my crash report, and I don't game in bootcamp. Running 10.6.5 on a late 2008 unibody macbook pro. Can anyone tell me from the crash report what's going on?

Interval Since Last Panic Report: 208581 sec
Panics Since Last Report: 1
Anonymous UUID: 55F60F32-2766-4A42-924D-A9BE54D6B298

Sat Nov 20 20:51:58 2010
panic(cpu 1 caller 0x9cdbfa): NVRM[0/2:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd4000000 0x59b80000 0x096380c1, D0, P3/4
Backtrace (CPU 1), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)........................

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Mar 29, 2009

What drivers do I need to play games on parallels 3.0? I can't seem to install the x1600 driver..

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MacBook Pro :: When Playing Games Usually Turn The Fan Speed Up To Around 5.5k Rpm?

Jul 21, 2009

I just got a new MBP and in an attempt to not overheat the processors when playing games i usually turn the fan speed up to around 5.5k rpm. They do a great job of keeping the processor at a decent level (~70 degrees Celsius) but i wonder if I'm doing the fans any harm. I do play for quite a long time (3 to 4 hours sometimes) and I have noticed a *very* slight humming from the fans which i reckon is wear and tear.

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Windows On Mac :: Computer Reboots When Playing Games?

Aug 4, 2009

I had this issue before and posted about it here, but no one seemed to really have an answer for me.

I'm asking again because maybe something new has come up?

I've been having an issue running games in Windows for some time now. They run fine, but then sometimes it will freeze up, then my whole computer reboots. I don't really know why it does this, and it happens randomly. I could be playing for hours or minutes before it does this.

Does anyone know why this happens and how to fix it?

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IMac :: Playing Games On Vmware Fusion?

Aug 19, 2009

I have successfully gotten windows 7 on my imac with vmware fusion. I want to play a pc game so i put it in my cd drive and nothing happens with windows. I go to the correct drive click on it and it says nothing in the drive

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Oct 26, 2009

Well i quess the topic says it all.. I have just ordered the new iMac i7, with 2,8Ghz CPU and the ATI 4850 GPU. I decided to just get 4GB of RAM for now, but im having second thoughts about it. Would having 8GB of RAM make any difference when playing high-end games like Modern Warfare 2 and Starcraft 2 ?

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MacBook Pro :: MBP 15" I7 1 Sec Freeze When Playing Games?

Apr 20, 2010

am i the only one? i just tried playing modern warfare, after playing it awhile, i get 1 sec freezes constantly after a few more minutes

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OS X :: Disable Expose And Spaces While Playing Games

Jul 14, 2010

I wondered if it is possible to disable the expose and spaces while playing games? My issue is this: I have 4 spaces enabled and set left top corner to activate spaces switch. When I play RTS for example I put mouse in that corner to move the map a bit, but spaces keep activating and Im loosing the game. It annoys the hell out of me, but If I deactivate it from System preferences then I have to assign all over again which software I want to be in what space.

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IMac :: Playing Racing Games On A 27" ?

Aug 17, 2010

I'm really interested in the budget 27" iMac! I mostly internetizing, editing photos, record some music and stuff like that.. But I want to play some games too maybe.. I have a xbox 360, so most of my gaming will be done there on my 42". But I like simracing! And this is where gaming on the PC/Mac comes in...

Does anyone here drive rFactor, GTR, GTR Evo or iRacing on a 27" iMac?

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OS X :: Games Playing Sluggishly / Display Is Very Choppy

Aug 22, 2010

This 15" MacBook Pro is abotu a year and a half old, and I'm running into a bit of a problem. For most things, it's fine. I use it for photoshop, aperture, etc. And a couple months ago, I used to play Team Fortress 2 and other games in bootcamp.

But now these games have come out for the Mac and they run sluggishly at best. It's VERY choppy. At first I thought this was something to do with the program itself, but after doing a lot of research, no one else seemed to be complaining abotu the problems I was. This leads me to believe that there is a problem with my computer.. So how can I test this? Are there any ways to speed up my mac? Maybe an update, or a fresh install, or something?

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MacBook Pro :: Fans Noisy When Playing Games?

Feb 21, 2012

well ive recently started playing bloons 5, i always use a cooling pad when i play after about 10min my fan would start going really loud and i would feel my mac allover the place and it wouldnt even be hot yet in my stats section its says its


i have a fan app downloaded that regulates my fan but i forgot but it was called and cant find it to change the setting..

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IMac (Intel) :: Why Does It Overheated When Playing Games

Sep 4, 2014

Recently my iMac has been overheating while I'm playing a game. I hear the fan running and the body of the Mac gets really hot where I can't touch it I have Smc fan control.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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PowerPC :: IMac 20" 2ghz Playing Games

Oct 11, 2010

i just want to know if the iMac 20" with the 2ghz processor would be able to play for example call of duty . If not which mac should i get for gaming.

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